Friday, December 15, 2006

Rise of the Aquookie!!!


When I first got a glimpse of the above Aquookie, I was like: "What the hell is that??" I was but a wee lad when Star Wars was released and of course I had the Chewbacca action figure from Kenner. You HAD to have a Wookie. Back then, he was the only Wookie plus he had a crossbow laser rifle. How cool is that? So the Chewbacca action figure is near and dear to my heart. Somehow this guy here has managed to get a furry Wookie all wet and paint him somekind of underwater Wookie or Aquookie as he calls them. Dunno, something crazy about that, yet something kinda cool. check out those rhinestone eyes he's got going! Well, I think they're beautiful and very nicely painted. It's a fresh take on an old Wookie! I asked Agent Lovelette what was next and he told me he's working on (get this): Halloweenwoks (a little late)
and Death Stare Droids (voodoo themed death star droids). This sounds very interesting, but he needs help getting old Ewoks and Death Star Droids. Maybe if you send him yours, he'll cut you a deal on the finished product? Go for it! You know you ain't using those figures for anything good!


From the Aquookie website:

When Star Wars was released in 1977 the world went crazy. Nearly every character and even those character's races enjoyed their chance in the spotlight. Such was not so for the wookies. Most of the race rejected popular press and exposure, retreating to and adapting to other locations to escape the bright lights of the Lucas Empire. In 1984 an oceanic explorer on a routine dive discovered what is now known as the "aquookie". Aquookies are wookies that somehow hypersped evolution and quickly adapted to the deepest parts of the ocean. Their fur has become slimy and resembles a bright tropical seaweed. Their diet and exposure to salt water has transformed their eyes to appear as jewels. No dive has ever resulted in the capture of a specimen. The aquookie figure is the result of a few rare photos shot in the mid and late 80's. Aquookies have not been spotted in over a decade. Many believe them extinct.


Aquookies are hand painted and numbered. Only 10 were made.
Each one comes bagged with header card.
Cost is $30 (price includes shipping in the U.S.)
No international shipping available.

email: to purchase




Anonymous said...

re-painted chewbacca's. $30. Ok it's official...people have gone nuts. I can't do this.

toybot studios said...

my only complaint is that I wish I had thought of it!!

I can hardly wait to see the Halloweenwoks and the VooDoo Death Star droids. I think I might buy one of those!

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Anonymous said...

They're strangely mesmerizing. I think it's because they're like a glimpse into the unknowability of the human mind. What inspires someone to conceive of something called an Aquookie, and then painstakingly create 10 of them? Psychiatry will never know.

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